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Arnaldo Ferraro Emphasizes Experience and Reform in Race for Brooklyn GOP Chairman

September 26, 2009

Dr. Arnaldo Ferraro made an impressive move yesterday evening by announcing his candidacy for Brooklyn GOP Chairman, sending shockwaves throughout the New York City GOP and elating reformist Republicans boroughwide looking for a strong candidate. Doing so, he demonstrated two things: how many Brooklyn GOPers are looking for a serious change in leadership and that he himself is still a political powerhouse after many years of public service.

It’s true that some had come to see the Kings County Republican Party as a political rock that could not be moved. With figures such as State Senator Marty Golden and former Congressman Vito Fossella in power, things seemed to be on the up. Yet, since current Chairman Craig  Eaton, The Duke of Bay Ridge, has taken power, numerous races have been lost, mismanagement has become commonplace, political consultants have run amok, and a new feeling of disconnect between the party executive and their “foot soldiers” has arisen. Dr. Ferraro emphasized this in his statement yesterday:

“Now, I need your help and support in order to rescue our beleaguered Party and restore it to its glory days when the duly elected District Leaders had an impact in setting its goals and policy and were recognized as the true pillars and champions of the Republican Party.”

A former Assemblyman, Dr. Ferraro founded the Fiorello LaGuardia Regular Republican Organization in 1993. Now, with the party at one of its lowest points, Dr. Ferraro seeks to be the man to restore it to greatness. In his statement, he called out the current leadership and highlighted the negative sentiments of numerous fellow GOPers:

“I can safely tell you that this is the worst our Party has ever been. Despite this, current Chairman Craig Eaton continues to push people like me, and so many of you, out of the Brooklyn  Republican Party! And we continue to lose….”

The fact is, now with a more experienced candidate for Chairman running for office, the party establishment is bracing itself for the huge power of the Fiorello LaGuardia Club (after all, John McCain did win the Club’s 49th Assembly District last year) and the newly forged unity of reformists seeking to expel The Duke from the realm. Both have the potential to override what dwindling power the current establishment now has.

As such, this promises to be a huge race.

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I am proud to say that Atlas was the first to report this development last night, and I thank Dagny for her quick posting both here and on the great Urban Elephants page.

So what’s next for us?

After John Galt’s evaluation of Brooklyn GOP Chairman candidate Ferraro, I will offer some commentary on the race, what we’re hearing here at Atlas, and what the chances are that Dr. Ferraro will be victorious this week. So, be sure to COME BACK TODAY TO READ MORE ON ATLAS SHRUGS IN BROOKLYN!

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12 Comments
  1. Ferraro for Chairman permalink
    September 26, 2009 1:15 pm

    This is just amazing. In choosing between The Duke and Arnaldo, the choice is clear. I’ve heard one or two people mention his age. Please! This man is active and strong. He will make our party the same!

  2. CLEARLY THINKING permalink
    September 26, 2009 3:23 pm

    The Great “Arnaldo” and his useless leaders are going down AT LAST. They have no support EXEEPT IN THEIR DISTRICT WHICH THEY RULE BY INTIMIDATIONB He has been trying for 40 years to be chair asnd never succeeded. And why, because he is a Has-Been. He was an Assemblyman decades ago and has done nothing since then – nothing.

    • CLEARLY REASONED permalink
      September 26, 2009 3:31 pm

      If that’s what you consider “CLEARLY THINKING,” then you must be part of the ESTABLISHMENT.

      Craig better WATCH OUT. He’s gonna LOSE.

  3. CLEARLY THINKING permalink
    September 26, 2009 3:53 pm

    Funny how the Great Arnaldo vote just jumped by 50 votes in 3 minutes. The vote tally is useless since you can vote more than once

    CLEALRY the VOTE IS RIGGED – ARNALOD DOES KNOW 134 PEOPLE – ONLY FRED and LUCRETA

    YOU GUYS ARE BOZOS – KEEP DRINKING THE ARNALDO COOL-AID AND SEE WHERE YOU ARE ON THURSDAY

    ANY NEUTRAL INDEPENDENT PARTIES MUST KNOW THE VOTE TALLY IS WRONG

  4. THE GREAT DISCOVERY permalink
    September 26, 2009 4:00 pm

    Dagny, John, Francisco, and the rest of your BOZOZ you will all be discovered!!! You will then be held accountable for all of your actions!!!!!

    Then the fun will begin!!!!!!!!

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

  5. Joe Topper permalink
    September 26, 2009 4:13 pm

    It is so nice that CLEARLY THINKING recognizes that Arnaldo Ferraro can be GREAT for the Brooklyn Republican Party!

    It is about time that a seasoned, experienced politician like Ferraro can take the reins of the Party and move it in the right direction. Eaton came out of left field with little or no political experience and purchased his way as Chairman.

    The facts and results speak for themselves-Ferraro’s leadership and expertise in the past has proven he is tenacious and able to bring in the numbers. He has a proven track record.

    Eaton is too busy supporting out of state candidates, having lunch with people that do not and will not support Brooklyn Republicans, spending County money like it grew on trees, and serving his own self interests.

    No one is really surprised that Eaton sold the Party out for the bargain basement price of 50K. Eaton is a cheap date.

    ADIOS CRAIG!!
    DON’T LET THE DOOR HIT YOUR BUTT ON THE WAY OUT!!

  6. Tommy Nast permalink
    September 26, 2009 4:16 pm

    Checked 2 hours ago and Ferraro was ahead. 40 minutes ago when CLEARLY [NOT] THINKING commented, Eaton was ahead. This poll is more a battle of the wills like American Idol if that’s the way it works. But everyone knows the only vote that counts will be at the convention, when Eaton will get his long-deserved pink slip. Then he and his do-nothing cronies will be held accountable for all their wretched screwups.

  7. Fate permalink
    September 26, 2009 4:59 pm

    Aww. Craig is afraid of losing….

    He should be.

  8. THE GREAT REALITY permalink
    September 26, 2009 6:43 pm

    THE GREAT DISCOVERY? Let me tell you, if I ever find out who these Atlas people are, I’m sending them a bottle of wine.

    Somebody give these people a medal!

  9. FIORELLO LAGUARDIA REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION permalink
    September 26, 2009 7:22 pm

    VIEW ARNALDO FERRARO’S WEBSITE

    WATCH THE VIDEO

    http://www.ferraroforgopchair.com/

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